I’m always been one of those people, which has all kind of ideas and often these ideas are totally out of proportion with reality. I remember then i was a kid, my dad had his own company fixing all kind of white good. I one day asked him if i could get some stuff from his waste bin, he asked me what i wanted with it. I answered i was curious about how it was put together so i wanted to split it apart. From that day i had my own table at his workshop where i could work and take stuff apart. Then splitting stuff apart i couldn’t do anything from wrong, since it always was broken, so it a way of creating success. Some call that a child’s curiosity and i agree, but i have kept that feeling through growing up. I’m a juggler and i have worked with kids and circus in kindergarden and after school projects. I started out with juggling quite late (think i was around 23) so i have to rethink my own way to make it work. I was on a workshop at a time, where we started out by learning the world most difficult juggling trick, its the one thing all jugglers around the world struggle with.
It might seems like a very simple exercise, but the mindset is really hard.. You must learn to pick up your stuff before you can learn to juggle because you gonna drop them over and over again. Then ever i teach juggling i start with that trick, i stop counting how many who are just laughing at me, but these are the same persons who never learn to juggle, because then ever they fail they get angry or something like that. But those who change their mindset have accepted they need to fail to learn juggling.
try for your self and not your mindset before and after the exercise. Was it any different?? would love to hear about it.
But what has Dewey to do this all this?? It’s no secret that i’m deeply inspired by Dewey’s learning by doing thinking and maybe even more by the radical version of it called radical construtivism but that’s another story. The reason i put it together with failure and juggling is the theory about how knowledge is put together. Then we fail we rethink what we should have done otherwise, then we juggle we need to use both sides of our brain. Both times we need to reconstruct knowledge we already have, taking experiences and make new knowledge out of it. Most creative mindsets they take knowledge they already learned and put it together in new ways, failing many times on the way.
So start to accept your failures, let them take you to new places in your creative mindset and start to juggle its quite fun.
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